Author Archives: The Hook

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.

The Hook On: Life With A German Grandmother.

(Not my best title, I know. I’m almost 47… I’m tired!) Looking at the modern-day workforce it’s hard to imagine there was a time when the superior sex could afford to stay home while their male counterparts labored at occupations … Continue reading

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Hades Hath No Fury Disassembled: A Murdoch Mysteries Review.

Most of my life I’ve felt like an outsider. Strange way to begin a review, I know. Then again this week’s MM ep was all about lost souls seeking refuge from a world they no longer felt safe or accepted … Continue reading

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5×5 With The Hook: Sue Baldaro.

I’ve done quite a few of these 5×5 interviews over the years, kids, but today is a milestone of sorts – and hopefully, a turning point. The greatest challenge to interviewing anyone in the film/television industry is actually reaching them; … Continue reading

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5×5 With The Hook: Dennis Andres.

Let’s face facts, the world isn’t exactly the funnest place to be these days, is it? In my humble opinion, anyone who can help us forget the fires burning outside our door is a hero. To that end, today’s guest, … Continue reading

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It’s A Wonder I Survived Elementary School…

If you thought my cringe-worthy, unbelievably-embarrassing moments with the opposite sex started in high school… well then, you really need to rethink everything you thought you knew about The Hook, friends. I’ve been a loser since birth: My mother once … Continue reading

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5×5 With The Hook: Marc Saltzman.

The next time you think your schedule is jammed waaaay past capacity, just remember there’s always going to be someone out there who’s taken on far more. Which brings us to today’s guest. Tech guru extraordinaire Marc Saltzman has reported … Continue reading

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My American “Cousins”.

To say Canadians and Americans have a complicated relationship is to suggest the Trump presidency has been somewhat controversial. Back in the late Seventies (the “Dark Ages” as kids today refer to that period of history) I spent a lot … Continue reading

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